Wander: Neabsco Creek and Huntley Meadows Park, VA

I recently decided to upgrade from my Canon R6 (which I adored) to an R5 (which I think is even more awesome). In this wander I give the new camera and my legs some exercise, exploring at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk and Huntley Meadows Park, both not too far from Washington DC. Bonus Content: Some […]

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Wander: Crabtree Falls to Charlottesville VA

The weather promised a warmer day as we head into the end of winter, so I took a day to wander over towards the Blue Ridge. My plan was to hit a few different waterfall hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but after my first stop at Crabtree Falls, I discovered the BRP was essentially […]

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Wander: Shenandoah National Park

My first-ever visit to Shenandoah National Park was a cold and misty one, but amazing just the same! I stopped for a leg-stretcher at Alum Spring Park in Fredericksburg, then headed into SNP to hike the Stony Man and Dark Hollow Falls trails. I also spotted some deer along Skyline Drive, and checked out the […]

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Wander: Northern Virginia and Maryland

I set out for an all-day wander up to northern Virginia, and then across the Potomac River to the Nanjemoy area of Maryland. Along the way I stopped at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, Leesylvania State Park, and the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, with a quick stop near the site of John Wilkes Booth’s death […]

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Destination: Point Dume State Beach, CA
Point Dume Sunset

With the prospect of my first all-too-brief visit to the Los Angeles area, I had two main goals: get my feet into the Pacific Ocean, and catch a sunset over the ocean, both novelties for a Florida native like me. I very much prefer my beaches on the undeveloped and uncrowded side, so that pretty […]

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Destination: Ponce Inlet, FL

From the world-famous sands of Daytona Beach, Florida, a barrier island extends to the south, down through the oceanfront hotels of Daytona Beach Shores and the sleepy town of Wilbur-by-the-Sea, an enclave of beautiful beachfront homes and decorative marine-themed mailboxes. Keep heading south along A1A and Atlantic Avenue and you will at last come to […]

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